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Re: XML idea


From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: XML idea
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:32:29 -0800


On Jan 8, 2004, at 3:13 AM, Fred Kiefer wrote:

Fabien VALLON wrote:
It would be nice if the PortabilityKit team finished some of the classes
that are semi-portable between GNUstep and Cocoa (such as the
NSDocument architecture, for example). Do the PortabilityKit team plan to submit fixes for classes already in
GNUstep?

Could you please explain a bit on this? A big junk of the document structure is already in
Chunk? :)
GNUsteo GUI and has been usefull for years. At least to the degree which Ink needed. The new bits that are missing, should be added inplace. This is also a good example to see, that some Cocoa extensions cannot be done in a separate library. For example, changes in NSApplication where needed to support document handling.
I personally believe NSDocument should stay in GNUstep itself. But I wouldn't care if it got moved to PortabilityKit either. I am purely indifferent. From my perspective, the more stuff in GNUstep, the less I have to maintain :)
I really would prefer to have the additional Cocoa classes in GUI and have a compiler switch to not include them. That way we could also remove the small bits needed in other classes to support them. But as I said, the bigger problem I see in in the writing of the code. We did not trund down the offer of any new class during the last year, as there was none.
One of the MAJOR reasons nobody from macland has contributed anything is because of the percieved hostlity of many GNUsteppers towards anything Apple. There are some great examples of this happening here within just the last few days. NSXMLParser comes to mind.

Alex Perez
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